Thursday October 21 (Poetry Challenge Day 17)
You’ve heard the phrase
‘don’t cry for me.’
I’m going to add a new one,
‘don’t sweat the details.’
When I die
I would like it if you get together
and say nice things.
If they are true, all the better.
But please don’t sweat the details.
Don’t worry about a memorial.
I’ll give you all the instructions you need for that…
Play my favorite song.
Read my favorite poem.
(Likely not one of mine.)
Oh yes, and read a few words I have prepared for you.
And then… go get drunk.
Note: I realize the phrase ‘don’t sweat the details’ is not original to me.